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Working Safely with Compressed Air

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1 hours
towards your CPD

Compressed air is a safe and reliable form of power, widely used in industry and business. Both employers and employees have a responsibility for safety in the workplace. Compressed air users must know how to work safely and understand the risks involved if good practice is not followed.

Undertaking this course will help fulfill employers' health and safety obligations and provide evidence by the online assessment that the individual has understood safe working practices and their responsibilities. To make users aware of safe working practices the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has developed this course in conjunction with safety practitioners in the field.

This course takes an hour to complete and covers the following subject areas:

  • Hazards of compressed air as an energy source
  • Hazards arising from various air tools, including noise, vibration, fumes, hoses and connectors etc
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Employer and employee responsibilities with respect to Health and Safety when using compressed air
  • Specific hazards and risks associated with blow gun use
  • A list of safe working practices to be followed

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and learning objectives
  • Compressed air safety
  • Summary
  • Working Safely With Compressed Air DEMO

Target Audience

All users of hand held air tools and anyone who uses compressed air should take this course to improve safety in the workplace. Additionally, those who supervise compressed air users will find this course useful in identifying and improving work practices through understanding the potential hazards and risks when using compressed air.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


An online assessment confirms your understanding of the training material presented. Successful completion results in the award of a BCAS certificate and fact sheet of safe working practices as an aide memoir when back in the workplace.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

What our customers have said

Basic and straight forward to use
05/10/2015 ME
Ease of use, very informative
24/06/2015 MM
It was easy to navigate through the module using the system, and the key points were easy to follow
PA 13/04/2015
Very easy to work through and understand thanks to the good layout of the slides and media, thanks
JGM 19/03/2015
It was quite informative and provided the information required
JK 25/11/2014
As a newcomer to compressed air I found the explanation of compressed air itself very easy to understand and therefore every other part of the module fitted into place very easy
GO 03/04/2014
How easy it was to understand everything
RG 23/07/2013div>
It was easy to complete
DO 24/06/2013

Cost and Discounts

£30 + vat - This cost is for a single user.

Additional discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please email telephone 01943 885089.

* please note: your information may be shared between the Virtual College and the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) for the purpose of administration, monitoring and evaluation, to help keep the course current and up-to-date.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively: if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 hours.

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